England cricketer Alex Hales is currently taking part in the ongoing The Hundred competition. The tournament has never ceased to amass the fans with its format. The aura in the stadium has been well and truly outstanding. The players from all teams have raised their bar only to showcase their mettle.
While The Hundred has been entertaining the fans, it also caught the attention of the cricket fraternity after what happened to Alex Hales. The right-handed batsman got hit by a cricket ball in the groin two times during Trent Rockets’ match with Oval Invincibles on Sunday (August 8).
The explosive batsman attempted to play the ball towards on leg side on both occasions. As it happened, he ended up missing the balls completely. The incident took place when Hales was taking on left-arm pacer Reece Topley in the match. The start of the match was delayed due to rain at Kennington Oval.
Due to the wet outfield, the game was reduced to 65 balls per side. After getting hit in the groin, Hales fell on the turf in immense pain. He also screamed and his voice was clearly caught in the stump mic. The batsman was in total discomfort after being struck.
Alex Hales gets hit in the groin twice in The Hundred
Soon after being struck in the ground, he fell on the ground. The team’s physio quickly attended the 32-year-old to check if he was alright. After some time, the batsman decided to continue batting. Unfortunately, Alex Hales once again got hit in the groin by the same bowler.
Hilariously, The Hundred’s official Twitter account shared the video clip on Twitter with the caption, “Every… ball… counts?”. This is also their tagline. Meanwhile, England cricketer Sam Billings saw the funny side of the incident as he wrote: “Haven’t ever laughed like that on a cricket field!”
Meanwhile, Liam Livingstone posted a tweet after the incident. The English cricketer, in his tweet, had mentioned that he understands his pain. “I feel you Alex” he tweeted. Livingstone ran through a bad experience quite similar in the past. He was hit multiple times on the groin during a Big Bash League game.